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7 rescued after stranded for hours in raging floodwaters, another missing

By Hoang Tao   October 26, 2021 | 03:19 pm PT
7 rescued after stranded for hours in raging floodwaters, another missing
Seven people are stranded in the middle of an irrigation dam in Quang Tri Province, October 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao
Seven people including a transport official were rescued after being stranded for five hours amid fast-flowing water in Quang Tri Province Tuesday, while another missing.

The eight people were sailing a vessel on Nam Thach Han irrigation dam on the Thach Han River in the central province at around 9 a.m. when it broke down, stranded on a large weir.

To avoid being swept away by the raging torrents of water, resulted from heavy downpours in the central region on recent days, they jumped over a concrete divider in the middle of the dam.

But Hoang Duc Viet, 47, director of a local excavation firm, missed it and was swept away. He remains missing.

Seven others including Tran Ngoc Son, deputy director of Quang Tri's Transport Department, were rescued brought ashore at 2:30 p.m. Rescuers used small boats to approach them.

Authorities are still looking for the missing person.

Seven people stranded in the middle of an irrigation dam in the central Quang Tri Province are rescued, October 26, 2021. Video by Hoang Tao

 
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